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Fellows’ structured scholarly activity occurs during the second and third year of training. An additional fourth year of research training is available for those seeking additional development of investigative skills. Funding through our training grant (NIH-sponsored T32 program) is provided for those interested in such an opportunity.

Areas of work might include clinical investigation, applied physiology, translational science, education, quality improvement, and exploration of basic molecular or cellular mechanisms. Fellows are educated in the formulation of a hypothesis, method development, strategies for conducting a project, interpretation of results, and scientific writing.

Projects may be guided by mentors within our division or in other divisions, departments, or schools at the University of Utah. Projects can benefit from a variety of core resources offered through the Health Sciences Center and the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. To achieve their scholarly goals, fellows may also elect to obtain focused coursework and/or participate in more structured programs (ex. Master of Science in Clinical Investigation).